The National Philharmonic’s Music Director and conductor Piotr Gajewski recently visited with Marilyn Cooley at the Classical WETA studios to talk about the upcoming 2013-2014 season. It includes exciting performances by the Orchestra, the Chorale, and brilliant soloists. Among the highlights are guest artists violinists Sarah Chang, Nurit Bar-Joseph and Soovin Kim, cellist Zuill Bailey, pianist Thomas Pandolfi, soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, and baritone Kevin Deas.
The Chopin Project continues with Brian Ganz playing nocturnes, mazurkas, and other solo works, as well as joining the orchestra for Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Handel’s Messiah will be given two performances this year, and the Washington Symphonic Brass will return for a holiday concert.
Choral masterpieces include Bach’s B Minor Mass and Verdi’s powerful Requiem. A concert performance of Janice Hamer’s Holocaust opera Lost Childhood, performed on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, is also part of this dynamic season. Listen now as Maestro Gajewski talks about these and other performances.